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Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
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The weather was warm. I wore A spring sweater, slacks and loafers..
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I would still get food before hand. Especially if you have a restricted diet. It's hard to explain food modifications to a server while the music is playing. This is a great after dinner spot.
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2 stars
attended Mar 19 2010

It was a very unusual concert in that one normally doesn't see the best of each instrument on one stage. It was like I had played Fantasy Football but only with musicians! Talk about a fabulous concert! All I can say is... "Ya shoulda been...continued

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attended Mar 19 2010

We had a wonderful time with Zigaboo Modeliste and the all-star cast of musicians. We especially loved the trumpet player.
We also had an excellent meal at Yoshi's. We love this club!

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Zigaboogaloo: A Celebration of Legendary Funk Drummer Zigaboo Modeliste with an All-Star New Orleans Funk Revue

Featured Performers:

Zigaboo Modeliste

Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John)

Nicholas Payton

Garth Weber

Donald Harrison

David Barard

. . . and more

Ziggy recorded on all the original LPs with The Meters and is sampled many times over from artists such as Musiq, Queen Latifah, Run DMC, NWA, Ice Cube, Salt N’ Pepa, Cypress Hill, EPMD, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Naughty by Nature, and Tweet to name just a few.  He is  a BMI award-winner for the Young Gunz hit “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” and provided the main loops for Amerie’s number-one Grammy nominated R&B hit  “1Thing.”

Ziggy has written more than 200 songs individually and collectively with The Meters.These songs have been released on more than 36 albums nationally and internationally.  His tunes have also been featured in movies such as _Two Can Play That Game, Jackie Brown, Drum

Line, __8 Mile, _and _Hancock, _as well as a Nike commercial and, most recently, the TV show Ludicris vs Tommy Lee on Planet Green.

About the Ticket Supplier: Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi's began in 1973 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by a trio of struggling students with plenty of dreams. Its founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, orphaned during World War II, came to the U.S. to study fine arts, dance and dance therapy. She opened Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant with her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. The original North-Berkeley, 25-seat restaurant quickly became successful and by 1977 the three partners moved to a larger space on Claremont Avenue in Oakland and began introducing live music in their restaurant. Over the next 20 years, Yoshi's built itself into one of the world's most respected jazz venues and won a reputation as the Bay Area's premier location for people who were looking for great food and the best jazz. Yoshi's has hosted legendary jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr. and Oscar Peterson among hundreds of others.

In 1997, Yoshi's was invited by the Port of Oakland to relocate to Jack London Square as part of a plan to revitalize the area. Together with Morimoto Architects, Yoshi's built an award-winning 330-seat jazz club with a state-of-the-art sound system and design. Occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Jack London Square, the club is in it's tenth year in that location which has become one of the East Bay's greatest destinations. The restaurant and lounge have a combined capacity of 220. In 1998 Peter Williams was hired as the club's artistic director. Under his leadership, the club has continued to present the finest in jazz music, as well as world music, blues, neo-soul, latin jazz and afro-cuban music. In fall of 2006, Kajimura decided that it was time to elevate the menu to the quality of the jazz by recruiting Executive Chef Shotaro 'Sho' Kamio, one of the Bay Area's top chefs to make the change. Chef Kamio (formerly of Ozumo) brought a whole new generation of modern Japanese cuisine to Yoshi's, which instantly put it on the map as a destination to dine in addition to the best place to hear great live music.